Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Receives Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier Award



Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

President/Statutory Representative Director: Tsuneo Murata


Kyoto, Japan, April 10, 2013 – Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has been recognized as one of 17 companies receiving Intel Corporation's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2012. Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with multilayer ceramic capacitors and LTCC device products deemed essential to Intel's success.

"Murata is very grateful to receive this honorable PQS award three years in a row and very pleased to have our efforts to be acknowledged by Intel. We would like to express sincere appreciation to Intel for guidance and support to us. We will continue to keep up with our work and build stronger partnership with Intel," said Yukio Hamaji, executive vice president.

"Intel congratulates Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. for earning Intel's 2012 PQS award. Murata has consistently performed as a key supplier of multi-layer ceramic capacitors and LTCC device for Intel throughout 2012. Murata's dedication to providing excellence in quality, technology, availability, competitive cost and excellent ESG are key attributes recognized with this award. Intel values Murata's strong continuous commitment to Intel's requirements. We look forward to even greater success in 2013," said Jeff Selvala, Vice President, Technology and Manufacturing Group, Director, Assembly Test Global Materials, Intel Corporation.

The PQS award is part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) program that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score 80 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, technology, environmental, social and governance goals. Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at

A celebration to honor PQS award winners was held in San Jose. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel's website.

About Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Murata is a manufacturer of multi-layer ceramic capacitors, LTCC device, wireless modules and other electronic components.

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Murata in Brief

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at